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Debunking study suggests ways to counter misinformation and correct 'fake news'

Academics / General Science : Physorg: Other Sciences

It's no use simply telling people they have their facts wrong. To be more effective at correcting misinformation in news accounts and intentionally misleading "fake news," you need to provide a detailed counter-message with new info...

How Aetna is using big data to improve patient health

Technology : Gigaom

Using data to improve patient health or deliver better care is a huge goal of the medical industry, but with so many players it's hard to know how to bring a wide-scale data pilot to the healthcare industry. Here's what Aetna is doi...

Tagging fake news on Facebook may make no difference—and could even backfire

Business & Finance : Fast Company

In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, Facebook has implemented a number of initiatives to try to give users more confidence that what they’re reading is real. But a new study by researchers at Yale finds that users are only...

ACA Database: The Doctor Is a Monopoly

Industries / Medical : The Health Care Blog

By THCBist Undisclosed location, TN writes: I have a concern that some of the medical specialty groups of physicans in my area are forming their own monopolies. They are joining together in a way that patients can no longer have acc...

Should We Fear an Amazon Monopoly on Healthy Food? 

Industries / Medical : The Health Care Blog

By JASON CHUNG   Two months ago, I wrote about the potential impact of the Amazon purchase of Whole Foods on grocery prices.  Both here and in the Boston Globe, I hoped and predicted that Amazon would use its famed distribution netw...


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